The Geneva-based brand Urwerk has released a new revamped iteration of its famous UR-110 model. After the recent special versions with bezels made from high-tech materials, Urwerk is now releasing a vintage looking version of the timepiece with a platinum bezel. UR-110 PT, as the new watch is designated, is launched in a limited edition of just 20 copies. The new timekeeper features ARCAP mainplate and a case made from grade 5 titanium. More importantly, it is equipped with an amazing planetary satellite complication which transforms the timekeeping function into a work of art and an amazing technical feat. UR-110 utilizes three satellites which are used to display the hours. At the same time, the currently used satellite points the minutes on a retrograde scale at the right section of the watch’s face.
Urwerk’s UR-110 is one of the most notable models by the Genevese watchmaker so far which can be backed up with the simple fact that it was awarded with the design award at the GPHG 2011 event. The most notable trait of the watch is its hour modules which are comprised of a minute hand, an hour satellite and finally with a counterbalance. Mounted on a central carousel, three hour satellites revolve parallel to each other. As the carousel moves in a clockwise direction, three modules utilized on the movement rotate in the opposite direction.
As it has been mentioned, the watch has a titanium case of irregular shape which is distinctive for the pieces by the brand. The housing is 51 mm long, 47 mm wide and 16 mm thick, so it can be considered as a quite chunky timekeeper. However, such thickness is used to make the timekeeper with a three dimensional dial with an immense amount of depth. Its water resistance guaranteed by the construction is the basic one of 30 m.
Just like the previous models from the collection, the new watch features UR 9.01 automatic caliber with a monometallic balance. Beating at the rate of 4 Hz, the 46-jeweled movement has a flat balance spring, while its single barrel provides a power storage of 39 hours. The winding mechanism used in the caliber uses an uni-directional rotor which is regulated by double turbines. Naturally, the caliber likewise includes fine decorations. In this case, these are satin finishing, spotting and diamond polishing. Apart from the original timekeeping feature, the dial of the watch includes a small seconds counter, a day/night indication, as well as a service alert.
The latest incarnation of the model UR-110 is paired with a black alligator strap. It is one of the most successful series by the watchmaker, which was confirmed with the previously mentioned GPHG award, as well as with a release of two different versions of the watch with bezels made from ultra-modern materials.